Dedham Vale Society exists to protect the peace and tranquillity
of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known universally
as Constable Country. The Dedham Vale stretches through undulating
fields and along the water meadows of the River Stour in countryside
famous for its great wool churches and picturesque villages like
Flatford and Stoke by Nayland.
seventy years the Society has worked to resist the excesses of
developers, the utilities and individuals who would seek to damage
the fragile landscape either wilfully, perhaps through ignorance,
or just sheer opportunism.
website is full of topical information and features, fantastic
photographic views of the Vale, sketches of Vale villages, excerpts
from our excellent magazine, planning advice and corporate news.